Truck News

Energy Efficiency/Conservation

  • Product Sustainability

    Engine, vehicle manufacturers work towards a global approach to improving fuel efficiency

    November 11, 2013 12:30PM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Il.– Manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines worldwide have endorsed a harmonized global approach as an effective pathway to further improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from commercial…

  • Volvo commits to reducing energy intensity by 25% over 10-year period

    April 17, 2013 10:30AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new partnership between Volvo and the US Department of Energy (DOE) will see the manufacturer reduce its energy intensity by 25% during a 10-year period. Volvo’s pledge was made as part of the DOE’s Better…

  • Cummins gets Newsweek first place ranking for green processes and procedures

    October 25, 2012 10:46AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind.– Engine maker Cummins Inc. announced it has been ranked #1 among industrial companies in the US in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings of businesses.

  • Old Dominion debuts new energy efficient warehouse

    September 19, 2012 10:46AM by Truck News

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line is celebrating the completion of a 160,000-sq.-ft. rooftop solar panel system, the third largest of its kind in North Carolina and built in conjunction with SunEnergy1, a solar energy firm.

  • Feature Sustainability

    Joint effort yields results

    August 1, 2012 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Private truck fleets are interested in testing and implementing energy efficient technologies for heavy duty vehicles can benefit from services such as Performance Innovation Transport (PIT ). The Private Motor Truck Council has developed an…

  • Product Sustainability

    Volvo Trucks unveils “Blue Power” natural gas strategy for North America

    May 19, 2012 2:05PM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. — Volvo Trucks has announced it will launch its own 13-liter liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for the North American market in 2014, claiming “significant” fuel efficiency gains compared with current natural gas…

  • Volvo plant becomes first US facility to achieve ISO 50001 certification

    March 8, 2012 7:46AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va. has become the first US facility to be certified to the ISO 50001 standards under a pilot program supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE). NRV is also the…

  • Alberta energy rebate program coming to a close Dec. 31

    November 29, 2011 9:22AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta truckers have until the end of 2011 to apply for energy efficiency rebates as part of the province’s Trucks of Tomorrow program. In the past year, the commercial vehicle incentive program has resulted in an estimated…

  • US Department of Energy commends Kenworth for energy efficient plant

    November 16, 2011 8:16AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Kenworth’s manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., for its outstanding energy efficiency accomplishments.

  • Feature Sustainability

    Power to the people

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    BAKER CITY, Ore. – The idea of heating and cooling a truck cab and powering on-board devices such as fridges and TVs using everyday electrical power seems almost too obvious.

  • Feature Sustainability

    Golden oldies

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – So, you’ve got an older engine. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, in the right hands, an older engine can be as reliable and fuel-efficient as the newest technology. Sometimes, even more so.

  • Volvo drops energy intensity at manufacturing plant by nearly 30%

    June 28, 2011 9:52AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. has reduced its energy intensity by nearly 30% in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge set by the US Department of Energy.

  • Hydrogen-generating systems are a tough sell

    March 28, 2011 8:13AM by Truck News

    Despite constant pressure to reduce fuel costs and particulate emissions, many carriers ignore an innovation that could fix both problems.        

  • Product Sustainability

    Plug and stay

    March 1, 2011 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    TAMPA, Fla. – Truckers have traditionally relied on the power of diesel when running many of the creature comforts in today’s sleepers, but one US program hopes that a growing network of electrical outlets can silence the sounds of idling…

  • Tough talk on fuel efficiency

    November 29, 2010 7:36AM by Truck News

    MT: I think the only thing that we can accurately predict about fuel pricing is that it is going to be volatile. When you look ahead with your own supply chain budgets, how do you factor that in? Where do you expect fuel pricing to go, and how…